Born today, you know how to keep your feet firmly on the ground while you allow your imagination to soar to new heights -- and the result, of course, is that you are often able to do things that others cannot. Indeed, when you follow your instincts and your own inspired vision, you can accomplish quite a bit that will secure your reputation as one of the greats in your chosen field -- though the choice itself may have been difficult for you when young, because you will no doubt have been attracted by a wide variety of career paths.
You can be quite sociable, but you often prefer to stick to yourself. This may be off-putting to some who interpret your solitary nature incorrectly and assume you are simply being superior and self-consciously aloof.
Also born on this date are: Jelly Roll Morton, jazz composer and musician; Bela Lugosi, actor; Mickey Mantle, baseball player; John Krasinski, actor; Tom Petty, rocker; Kenneth Choi, actor; Jennifer Freeman, actress; Bill Nunn, actor.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You must be sure that what you do today is squarely aligned with what you say -- and what you've said in the past. Real progress can be made.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're in no mood for criticism today, so you may want to go about your business on your own as long as possible to avoid unwanted feedback.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Now is the time for you to put your money where your mouth is, as someone is waiting for you to make your support official. Don't hesitate.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know when something isn't right for you -- and today that feeling will have you paying keen attention to all that goes on around you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be intrigued by what someone is doing, but that doesn't mean you have to do it too! Watch from a safe distance and see what happens.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A message from another time and place has you reconsidering a past decision. You may have to deal with more than one "ghost" as a result.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must confirm reports from friends today before making a decision that you cannot unmake. Things take an unusual turn during evening hours.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Something forgotten may be delivered to you by someone who may not have the purest of motives. Use care as you navigate this situation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Someone is working hard to exact a promise from you that you have been unwilling to give -- and that's not likely to change today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You don't want to do anything that is going to attract the wrong kind of attention today. Keep a low profile if you can.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you really want becomes clear today, and you'll realize that a long period of doubt is coming to an end. This is cause for rejoicing!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be ready to commit to a person or project that "speaks" to you -- but take care that you're not merely falling for a clever deception.